The Flying Vape

This is a guest post written by a fire spinner from the Midwest.

This week I am heading to California for another flow arts festival called Fire Drums. As I packed and started to assemble my vape kit I began to wonder what the rules were for e-cigs on planes. A quick search on the TSA website showed nothing as far as restrictions go, so I did a search and found a few news articles.

According to Transportation Security Authority (TSA) there is no official ban on e-cigs while in airports, and no bans from TSA on usage of an e-cig on an airplane, but airlines can restrict usage so check with your airline. This kind of made me weary of how to pack.

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For my vape kit I put all of my e-liquids into a resealable plastic bag and made sure to line the top layer of my kit with business cards. I am carrying two batteries with regular cartomizers. I opted to leave the tanks at home because of security checkpoints. Right now I am sitting in the Denver airport on a three-hour layover hogging a charging station to get my batteries recharged along with phone and laptop. So far there has not been an issue with me vaping in the airport, not even a curious onlooker. I would like to believe this means the public is becoming more aware of e-cigs.

I stealth vaped once or twice during my first plane ride. A flight attendant saw me and did not say anything. I won’t go as far as to say this was okay, but temptation got the best of me. Please don’t vape on a plane without checking with an attendant first. I have one more plane ride and plan to ask the attendants next time around. If they say no then I will leave them in my carry-on bag.

Have you had any experiences with vaping while traveling? I would like to hear how you did when going in and out of airports.

I am off to my next flight and an incredible weekend teaching fire-breathing classes.

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7 thoughts on “The Flying Vape

  1. I just vaped in the bathroom as Southwest (which is the airline I usually fly) bans e-cigs. The smoke detector in the bathroom doesn’t detect vapor so no problems.

    Also will vape under a blanket or into my shirt and nobody seems to notice.

  2. i recently flew to arizona on American. i went thru security with 3 bottles of liquid, 6 extra carts i had filled, 4 extra batteries and one ecig in use. no problem. i vaped in the airport. no problem. i descretely vaped on the plane no problem

    • Very glad to hear that! Where did you store the bottles of juice? Did you keep them buried in luggage/in your purse, or did you lay them out on top of your stuff alongside your other liquids (like personal care items)?

  3. Pingback: Vaping ECigs on Airplanes | V4L Official Blog

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